By Ellinor Andersson / SWB
Photography: Kim Lundin
This year, the Breeders Trophy will be decided in a cross-country competition for Swedish Warmblood horses at Össjö Hästsällskap, just outside Ängelholm, over oneof Sweden’s most beautiful courses.
Last year’s judging team included Staffan Lidbeck, as well as British judge Angela Tucker who reviewed the four- and five-year-old horses following a new format inspired by young horse competitions at the iconic Burghley Horse Trials, which was much appreciated.
“It was a very successful competition last year,” said SWB Equestrian Week’s senior advisor Tomas Torgersen. “Together with Gärds, we were able to give both horses and judges good conditions for a fair assessment and now we want to refine and improve the concept further,” he added.
The Swedish Equestrian Association’s open championship took place during the same competition, and Marie Carlerbäck, chair of the Field Competition Committee, is positive about the collaboration, saying; “I was on site in Gärds at the Breeders Trophy last year and really liked what I saw. The sport is relatively small, and it is extremely important for us to have joint work and consensus from the young horse level. There are many gold nuggets that have come to light via the Breeders Trophy and the timing is also perfect for the six-year-old eventing horses aiming for the Young Horse WC.”.. To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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